2013-14 School Budget Passed; BOE Members Elected; Thank You
to Everyone Who Voted
The 2013-14 school budget was passed by a vote of 562 to 322 on May 21. Margaret McCarthy (581 votes), Jack Roddy (574 votes) and Leah Wertz (540 votes) were elected to three-year terms on the Board of Education; Judy Wienman (391 votes) was elected to a partial one-year term. Darren Galipeau received 289 write-in votes. Thank you to everyone in our community who came out to vote.
The Tamarac Booster Club will hold its 1st Annual Golf Tournament on
Sunday, June 2 at Burden Lake Country Club in Averill Park. Proceeds will support the Booster Club which in turn supports Tamarac’s student athletes.
Deadline to register, Friday, May 24.
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The Tamarac Track & Field Team will hold a Yoga Benefit fundraiser on
Thursday, June 6 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose gym. Any donations are welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Heather Kneeland Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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For the fourth year in a row, a Tamarac High School student has won an award in the Rod Serling Video Festival, a competition featuring films created by students from school districts across the country and Canada. Tamarac senior Marissa Macey won the Best Cinematography Award for her video “Jar of Hearts.” She was honored during a ceremony held May 17 at Binghamton High School. Her video
was also broadcast on Binghamton’s PBS station. Congratulations!
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Basketball Team Adds Championship Plaque to Trophy Case
The Tamarac girls varsity basketball team added their 2013 Wasaren League Championship plaque to the district’s trophy case on
Tuesday, May 21. The championship was the first for the girls
varsity basketball program since 1985, ending a 27-year drought
since the last championship. Congratulations to Samantha Casale, Rachel Doody, Jenna Erickson, Makenzie Flaherty, Jillian Gavin, Adiya Henderson, Chelsie Matala, Briana Matazinsky, Cassidy Medved, Alexandria Mitchell and Deirdre Werner!
BEEP (Brittonkill Educational Enrichment Program) had another successful year with more than 200 children participating in the Elementary School afterschool program. Students learned a variety of skills including sign language, basketball, cake decorating, playing guitar and much more. “On behalf of the BEEP student participants and their families we would like to thank the efforts of the more than 65 instructors and volunteers,” said organizer Vickie Russell. “Without your efforts this program would not be possible.”
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Booster Club in Need of Members
The Tamarac Booster Club is currently in
need of members and needs to fill the vice-president, treasurer
and concession manager positions.
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The town of Brunswick has announced its 2013 Summer Recreation Program, for children ages 5 to 12, which will be held at Tamarac Elementary from June 24 through August 2.
The deadline to register is Friday, June 7. For more information and registration forms, visit the town’s webpage by clicking here…
In an effort to keep students safe on Prom Night and beyond, Tamarac’s SADD chapter organized a mock DWI crash at the school on May 10 for juniors and seniors. Students, parents, police and emergency responders participated in the fake crash. “Our goal is to show you what could happen if you or one of your friends made a bad decision,” Eagle Mills Fire Chief Glenn Myers told students. “Live your life. Love your life.
But not just for tonight, for the next 50 years,” added Deputy Jim Phelps. Thank you to the Center Brunswick, Eagle Mills, Mountain View and Pittstown fire departments, Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department, Mohawk Ambulance, Kneer’s Auto, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, and C.W. Whalen & Sons for their help with the event and their commitment to keeping our students safe.
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